Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I am slowly fading away... and I am fine with that!

For the past month or less I have been dieting. I am feeling very accomplished because I have lost almost 15 lbs so far on dieting alone! It does not come without drawbacks though, like not eating all the super greasy fatty stuff that I love (like fried chicken... *cough*). I do not deprive myself though. I will allow myself a cupcake or some ice cream once a week, because I do not want to give in, get weak, and binge some day!

I am combining the Special K and Slim-Fast diets for anyone who is curious. I have a Slim-Fast shake for breakfast, a snack if I am not too busy or if I am hungry, a Special K protein shake for lunch, another snack in the afternoon, then dinner with the family. A regular dinner, a NORMAL dinner, and I am usually pretty hungry by then, but I still eat sensibly. I drink a lot of water throughout the day as well.

Yesterday I decided to start going to the gym. I started on the elliptical and did about 10 minutes on that, then walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes. I tried to jog, but my knee said "Fuck you!" I looked like a wounded horse so I went back to walking.

Today I went back, tried to get on the elliptical and my knee and thighs said "Fuck you!" so I got off and walked for 30 minutes then biked for 15 minutes.

Covered in sweat, flushed red, and feeling good! I only wish that I could look like this when I get done working out:
Sorry, but she is TOO skinny! Look at those arms! How can you fit  a tattoo on it???

 I mean, that is how I FEEL, so why shouldn't I look like a blonde, more plump version of this when I get done working out? No... instead I look in the mirror and I look like a more plump version of this:

Not attractive AT ALL! I am doing well on my diet. I have stopped drinking soda (aside from the occasional diet Dr. Pepper), and I am slowly seeing the results I have wanted to see for a long time. So wish me luck to becoming the slimmer, healthier, cranky because I want my Popeye's Fried Chicken me.


Corinne Rodrigues said...

Well done you!! Good luck.

TJ Lubrano said...

All the luck!!! Now, I do wonder if the lady in the first picture actually worked out when they took that picture! Perhaps she just had to sit pretty and they sprayed some water on her hehe :D.

Keep it up!! Xx

Rimly said...

All the best. I am sure you will turn out to be gorgeous!

Jewell said...

*searching frantically, throwing pillows, cats, clothes, over head and shoulders* Dammit! Where did I put those stupid, stupid pom pons?? *kicks random shoe* Oh! There they are!!

Go Laura Go! *shakes pom pons like an idiot* Go Laura Go!

Nice work on the weight loss! Keep up the awesome work! =) xo

alejandro guzman said...

All the best in your endeavour! Now where's the FRIED CHICKEN?

Promise it's the last time I mention FRIED CHICKEN!!!

love A

JIM said...

It is a battle isn't it. I went through this 18 years ago and it was hard work but it paid off. I dropped 70 lbs. and have kept 60 of it off. Some kind of exercise ( cardio) is important. If a pool is available try swimming or even walking at was it high it is great and your legs will thank you. I am going to start following you..need to see how this works out !!!!

bjbohls said...

Hi Laura -

Good Post! Dieting can be a chore as you know. Congrats on your 15 lb. weight loss and I relate to your grief. I few years ago I eliminate soda from my diet (Mountain Dew). Take away 250 junk calories a day (all sugar) and BAM...weight loss. I drank more than 1 can too.

The slim fast is not bad but you can do better for less money. Research whey protein at Walmart, Target, Sams Club..get more nutrients, less money, and higher protein intake. All are key for energy, body fat loss (inches), lean muscle development (not body building for a woman), and increased metabolism (more fat loss).

If your knees bother you, try incline walking briskly on the treadmill. You will burn more calories faster AND the stress from your knees will be redirected to more desirable areas of your female frame; your calves (say high heels), quads (say firmer thighs), and your tuschy (say nice tuschy). With the uphill brisk walking, gravity and your body angle reduces that aching knee effect.

Try it and let me know. Rock on girl. You can do it. Happy Saturday to you. :)

Laura said...

I had knee surgery not too long ago, so I am still trying to build back muscle and get everything to work right. Since I am in Germany I cannot hit up Sam's, Wal-Mart, or anything like that :(